Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
. "u.s. news and world report," religion editor. your book to your credit. >> my first book. >> and still working at "u.s. news & world report." >> i still am. >> if i mention the name funk to you, who is he, robert funk? >> he's a bible scholar, new testament scholar who is founder and leader of a group called jesus seminar. a group of scholars for the last 15 years have been exploring the historical jesus. >> yeah, does he have very much standing in the academic community paula fredriksen interhe represents the school of representation. >> she's also a diplomat. well, funk is saying some pretty vacanting things. and it appears as though he is off the charts, does it not? he's organized a semiannual seminar that you speak of. and his forum debunks the sayings from the cross, the virgin birth, the resurrection, jesus' miracles and he sees jesus as a sort of jewish socrates, almost a lenny bruce character, is that right. >> that's right. >> you find no evidence in any of your scholarship, by the way, that jesus was a revolutionary, correct? interi find counterevidence. >> cou
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
children. scientists tell us that today's u.s. 21st century medical technology will swell the ranks of our se 100-year-olds. how can we res vekt a vigorous maturity from a negative stereotype of decrepit old age? what can we do to make sure our brains stay as vital as our bodies? we will ask best selling author, neurologist and neuropsychologist dr. richard restak. >> dr. richard restak, welcome, and you are now on the air. this is book we're going to be referring to "the longevity strategy" how to live to live to 100 using the brain-body con dmeks. we might make reference to the magazine you are affiliated, which i think is the child of david mahoney and his philanthropy. >> yes, that's correct. >> did you? >> he had been chairman of canada dry. >> yes. >> then he took an interest in the brain. >> yes. >> and he founded dana. >> dana lives, yes. >> dana. well, this is an extremely interesting subject. tell me what is the essence of the brain-body connection and how can our brains help us live longer lives? >> well, the brain and the body are interconnecd in such a way that you really can'
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
, a key time, between the united states and tripoli. in that treaty the u.s. government says the government of the united states of america is not in any sense founded on the christian religion. there are also courses approved vision for the total separation of church and state in the founding doctrine, correct? >> no, i don't think the total separation of church and sta is in the bible, there's total disebb stabment, emerges in the 19th century. >> wer they dominantly christian, as if it was not founded as a nation free of any required state religion? >> no, i -- no, i -- this -- >> therefore, it was a secular nation, as they saw it, and they wanted it that way. >> i think you have to talk about whether it's by law or by culture. and i think most everybody would have understood early on that by law, the nation was secular, but by choice, the nation was -- in otr words, its people were christians and there's always been that dynamic, people have always understood there's a tension there between a population that's largely christian but uses its freedom to choose christiity an